Edward Holland's work is conceptually grounded in literary and art-historical sources, with consistent emphasis on the formal qualities of atmosphere, collage and slight geometries. In this current series, he is using linear depictions of constellations associated with the modern Zodiac as the geometrical foundation of each piece. He is not beholden to the constellation outside of its initial placement – it may become obliterated or it may maintain its central focus, depending on the formal development of a work. The constellation is a conceptual underpinning as well as an aesthetic device. Ted is drawn to the Zodiac and, by extension, its related mythologies as obsolete systems for delivering information and meaning. There is a logical parallel to the practice of painting, but he is not making these works ironically or with malice. He believes in the romance of painting and its ability to create meaning, whether directly or openly, empirically or emotionally. His work celebrates this.

Edward Holland was born in Philadelphia in 1980. He received a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and a MA in Studio Art from New York University. His work has been shown at Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY; Gerald Peters Gallery in New York and Santa Fe, NM; the Covington Art Center in Covington, KY; and Phyllis Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. He lives and works in New York City.

EXHIBITION HISTORY

Solo Exhibitions

2015    Edward Holland, Sylvester & Co., Amagansett, NY

2014    Artificer, Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY

2012    Exteriors & Interiors, Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

2009    October, 1980, Peter Marcelle Gallery, Southampton, NY

2006    Incidents & Accidents, Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015    Text, Long-Sharp Gallery (Indianapolis, IN) presentation at SCOPE Miami Beach, Miami, FL

           Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY

           Postcards From the Edge, Visual AIDS at Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2014    Once Upon A Time, Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY

           Translations, Covington Art Center, Covington, KY

           A Whale of a Show, Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Sag Harbor, NY

           Painting Alumni Retrospective, 914works, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

           Postcards From the Edge, Visual AIDS at Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2013    In Honor Of Kira Gedal, Anyway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

           Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

2012     In Honor Of Kira Gedal, Anyway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Off The Wall, Sylvester & Co., Amagansett, NY

            Artist Perspective, Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

           NYU Venice: 1974-2011, Artists & Angiola Churchill, 80wse Galleries, New

            York University, New York, NY

            Paper Trail 2, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2011      Peter Marcelle Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY

             Works on Paper, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2010    

             Artist Perspectives, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

             Gallery Selections For The Summer, Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

             Seven Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY Peter Marcelle Gallery, Southampton, NY

2009    The Collection At Straus, Straus Institute, New York University, NY

             MA Thesis Exhibition, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New YorkUniversity,

             NY Botanicals: Artists’ Interpretations, Peter Marcelle Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2008    Peter Marcelle Gallery, Southampton & New York, NY

             Nature Morte: Fleurs du Mal et des Amis, The Rook, Westhampton, NY

             David E. Starke, Edward Holland, Hugh O’Rourke, The Commons, New York University, NY

2007    Peter Marcelle Gallery, Southampton, NY

            Works In Progess, Universita IUAV di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2006    Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY

2005    Creative Process, Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY

             Summer Salon Show, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Fresh Perspectives I, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004    The Sky’s The Limit, Blue Sky/Eickholt Gallery, New York, NY

2003     The Worst Machine, Delavan Center, Syracuse, NY

             Shine Society Gallery, New York, NY

COLLECTIONS  Straus Institute, New York University

                          Syracuse University Art Collection private collections nationwide

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mara Certic, “A Whale of a Show Comes Back to Sag Harbor”, The Sag Harbor Express, May 20, 2014 Pat Rogers, “Three To See – Weekend of 06.15.12”, Hamptons Art Hub, June 15, 2012 Meredith McBride Kipp, “Get a Piece of Edward Holland”, amerelife.com, March 2012 NYU Venice: 1974 – 2011, Artists and Angiola Churchill Exhibition Catalogue, New York University, 2012 Katy Hamer, “Studio Visit – Edward Holland +”, eyes-towards-the-dove.com, June 2011 Bruce Helander, “Artist Perspectives”, THE magazine, November 2010 Art at Straus Brochure, New York University, 2009 New York University MA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue, 2009 Works in Progress, NYU Masters in Studio Art Venice Program Catalogue, 2007 International Artexpo New York Preview Magazine, May 2003